Years 5 and 6

A creative timetable has been developed and as many cross curricular links are made as possible.

The National Curriculum for Mathematics and Literacy are followed, and the pupils are regularly assessed against the new curriculum standards. Targets are discussed with individual pupils.

The class has a two year curriculum map so that topics will not be repeated during the time the pupils are in this class.



The pupils are encouraged to be independent in their learning and take a pride in their work.

Homework is set weekly and is mainly linked to Maths or Literacy learning objectives for that week. A Literacy focus is usually used when a themed piece of homework is set on a half termly basis.

We expect the pupils to read each evening (building fluency and understanding in reading is vital to ensure children are able readers) and to learn spellings and multiplication tables. We have taken pride in using the Tackling Tables Scheme so lots of practise with times tables is key!

Often homework may involve research, and support from parents is valued.

Pupils who need extra help with their work are supported in the classroom whenever possible.

We also put on annual Summer Productions in which the children have opportunities to have key acting roles and perform in front of their friends and family. Previous productions we have done include ‘Minibeast Madness’ ‘Dick Whittington’ and ‘Robin Hood’.

Cross country success for our great runners

Posted on February 10th, 2019

A huge well done to our keen cross country runners, who made it through to the final at Lynnsport. It was a really cold, windy day, but they ran really well. We would like to thank Mrs Wright for acting as driver and coach, what a fabulous experience, well done everyone. Pictures below:-

Year 5 and 6 Writing Workshop with amazing author Lisa Thompson

Posted on February 5th, 2019

This afternoon Year 5 and 6 welcomed professional author Lisa Thompson into class, to be inspired and enthralled in equal measure. Here is their report :-

Lisa Thompson is the author of three books :- The Goldfish Boy, The Lightjar and The Day I was erased. She got her initial ideas by playing games as a child, but it took her three years to write her first book.  Her first job was for BBC4 and BBC2. Her first book The Goldfish Boy was inspired by her sister.

Lisa asked us what we wanted to be when we grow up, answers ranged from a police woman to an artist, an architect to a ballet dancer. Next we listened to sound effects and we had to think about how to turn it into a story. Ella said ” The workshop has really helped me think about what I might write for the 500 word competition.”

Maddy exclaimed ” I remember that she told us the very first line of any book is the most important.” Nina thought it would intrigue us to be prepared to edit our work and improve it.


We look forward to reading your entries for the competition year 5 and 6 ! Maybe one day you will be famous authors too.


Lisa telling us about her life.

She read a chapter of her book.




Spring term essentials

Posted on January 9th, 2019

Here is to a new term.

Please find below our class timetable, a Spring topic web (which could change as we get through the term).

Mrs Reddey

Timetable SPRING 2018-19


Major sporting success

Posted on December 17th, 2018

The children have been competing in sporting events with great success. read the full report below from Miss Leftley, our talented sports coach ! Thank you Miss Leftley for all of your great coaching and well done children for such great achievements.

Sports hall report

Sportshall Athletics Finals at Lynnsport



Mrs Gardener December 2018


Fractions Fun!

Posted on October 30th, 2018

Well, maths club started with lots of fun this half term…Who knew working with fractions could BE so much fun…


Working out equivalent fractions, some which had sums on first of all, in order to complete the puzzle.

Welcome back!

Posted on September 10th, 2018

Welcome back to a new year.

I hope you all had a lovely relaxing summer.

Here is a copy of our class Topic web for this term along with our class timetable.

Here’s to a fun-packed term!

Mrs Reddey

Timetable 2018-19


Summer term 2 information

Posted on June 4th, 2018

Here is an updated timetable and curriculum map for this half term:

Timetable summer 2018


Mrs Reddey


Posted on May 3rd, 2018

Yesterday, we did have the disappointing news that my class did not get shortlisted this year for the 500 Words final.

However, 1 of our lucky Year 6’s managed to get picked out of the ballot to go and watch the live final at…Hampton Court Palace!

Well done Charlotte McLeish. HOW EXCITING!

Mrs Reddey

Emergency experts

Posted on April 28th, 2018

On Tuesday afternoon, Year 6 had a full on afternoon at Crucial Crew.

They learnt lots about the emergency services but also tips in order to keep themselves safe in everyday situations. A very informative afternoon.

Mrs Reddey

Summer term

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Welcome back and what lovely weather to return to school in.

Please find below a link to our curriculum overview for this half term and a copy of our Newsletter.

I am also in the process of sorting out the photos of our very successful residential to Kingswood last term to add on here so watch this space!

Mrs Reddey


Summer newsletter 2018

Contact Details

Headteacher: Jane Gardener

Secretary: Trish Birrell

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